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11-10-2002, 08:23 PM
HOW MANY DEGREES WILL A MARINE CAM LOWER FGTS AND IS IT A GOOD CAM FOR A DAILY DRIVER
11-10-2002, 08:27 PM
No good for road cam. Some have tried and hated it. PDR or DD have good cams.<br><br>mark<br>PDR - Black Sheep Racing
11-11-2002, 09:43 PM
But, why? ???<br><br>I could be wrong, but I thought the marine cam had more duration, higher lift, and wider lobe separation angles- all of which should make it a great performance cam. In the marine environment, the engine would be subjected to a greater load almost all the time. I would think that such a cam would be optimized to reduce fuel consumption and EGTs as much as possible and still make 300-370hp. True, there is that "endless" coolant supply... <br><br>I sure would like to hear from some of the guys that have tried it.
11-11-2002, 09:59 PM
The marine cam can be very viable. It takes a few tricks to get it working good, but once you have it right....it is a nice cam. <br><br>Don~<br>
11-12-2002, 03:25 PM
I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THE CAM FROM DIESEL DYNAMICS BUT I HEARD NEW LIFTERS ARE NEEDED WHERE CAN I GET THE LIFTERS HOW MUCH ARE THEY AND HOW DO YOU INSTALL THE LIFTERS DOES THE PUSH ROD JUST COME OUT WITH THE LIFTER ON IT AND YOU JUST DROP THE NEW LIFTERS IN OR WHAT.
11-12-2002, 03:37 PM
Call Piers Diesel Research @ 1-866-888-9396 Ask for Piers or Al tell them that J.R. sent you. These people are very helpfull. And know what they are talking about.
11-12-2002, 06:16 PM
The lifters in question are called Tappets.<br>Once you pull the rockers off, the push rods just lift out.<br>But, before you pull the cam out you have to install wooden<br>dowels to keep the Tappets from falling into the oil pan.<br>Next you have to get a special device that follows the cam journal and drop the tappets into it remove them, then<br>reinstall the new ones one at a time.<br><br>And remove the head and a whole bunch of other stuff.......<br>With all this work and the head off, you might as well have the<br>block and head o ringed.<br><br>--Justin
11-12-2002, 08:03 PM
<br>And remove the head and a whole bunch of other stuff.......<br>With all this work and the head off, you might as well have the<br>block and head o ringed.<br><br>--Justin<br><br><br>Head can stay on. J.R. is right, cam install is best left for those that know what they are doing.<br><br>mark
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